Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72400
firstboot doesn't ask whether I heard the sound (I didn't)
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
GUI install of personal desktop.
firstboot: "a soundcard has been detected on your computer...."
"Press here to play the sound".
I pressed. Nothing happened. Now what?
The lack of a sound is probably because I don't have speakers plugged in :)
Which I realise now. But a "no, I didn't hear it" option would have been
nice, although goodness knows what it would have to say in response.
I was left wondering whether it actually had played the sound. A
"playing sound now" box which goes away when it's stopped playing
would at least have told me that I hadn't managed to find an inactive
button or something.
Not really sure what firstboot can do here, but the lack of any feedback
is a bit disconcerting.
Should be fixed in redhat-config-soundcard-1.0.2-1. It now pops up a dialog to
ask the user whether they heard the sound or not. If they say no, I pop up
another dialog saying that the soundcard could not be automatically configured.
It's not perfect, but it at least gives the user the chance to say "Yes I heard
it" or "No I didn't."
Some cards just won't work due to bad or nonexistent drivers.